Friday, February 24, 2012

Yes/No: Smock in Top Three at USA Indoors?

The Indoor Visa Championship Series will culminate with this weekend's USA Indoor Championship in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Many Minnesotans will make the trip, including this incomplete list: Laishema Hampton in the Weight Throw, Samantha Sonnenberg in the pole vault, Jim Dilling in the High Jump, Bryan Tolcser in the Weight Throw, Justin Tyner in the 3000m and Garrett Heath in the 1500m.

We are going to take a closer look at Melrose native Amanda Smock and the triple jump. Smock is the reigning USA Outdoor Champion, and she competed at the World Championship in Daegu in 2011, a breakthrough year for her.

Let us know if you think Smock's hot streak will extend into 2012 by answering this week's question:

Yes/No: Will Amanda Smock finish in the top three in the women's triple jump at the USA Indoor Championship.

Amanda Smock is currently ranked third in the triple jump entries for USA Indoors. Crystal Manning is seeded first with a 45-3 3/4, followed by Tiombre Hurd at 44-8 and then Smock and Erica McClain with 44-6 efforts.

In terms of personal records (indoor and outdoor), Hurd is the American record holder at 47-5 and McClain has jumped 47-0 1/4. Amanda Smock's best jump was last summer when she flew 46-6 1/4.

Amanda Smock has finished in the top six at the USA Indoor and Outdoor Championships ten times in her career. In addition to winning the USA Outdoor championships last year, she placed second at the 2011 USA Indoor Champs. Smock was a three-time D2 National Champion while at North Dakota State.

To play our game, simply type "yes" or "no" into the subject line of an e-mail and send it to us at DtBFantasy [AT] gmail [DOT] com before 7:00 P.M. CDT, Saturday, February 25th. Please put your answers in the subject line of the e-mail and make sure your full name appears somewhere in the e-mail.

My answer: Yes

Last week's question was: Will two or more pole vaulters clear 14-0 or higher at the Parents Day Open on Saturday? The answer was no. Leslie Brost won the event with a vault of 13-9 3/4. Twenty-five people answered correctly this week and the top spot was whittled down to four contestants. Tom Bisel, Dan Vogel, Jim Glazer and Heather Jelen are tied for first with five points.

For all the results, please visit DtB Fantasy Corner, HERE.

1 comment:

Doug said...

Amanda Smock won the triple jump with a mark of 45-2 1/4. The correct answer is yes this week.